This is a great radio for the radio operator who wants it all, with few compromises. With the option to operate on the 10m, 6m, 2m, and 70cm bands, it's hard to beat this radio for small and versatility. This radio is great for functioning within several different groups spread over different bands.
This radio shouldn't even be considered by operators that will do little more than talk over the air. It's not worth the money and features for the casual user. Also note that, as a ham radio unit, you will need a FCC license to operate with this radio (and an upgraded license to use 10m at all).